Feodor Chaliapin was my great grandfather, and I was thrilled to find this fabulous and famous movie of Don Quixote here on this forum. I did not have a copy of it and now I do, and I am going to share it on our Chaliapin family Facebook page, a lovely Christmas present to all of us! Many thanks Christina
March 11, 2009 Subject:
In the Spirit of the Book
This is a fabulous rendition of cinematic literature; bringing both the theme of the book and an aesthetic viewing of it as well. With pieces like this the ideal of romanticism is captured for the generations to see.
January 20, 2009 Subject:
Mr. Windmill Chaser (Don Quoxite)
A fabulous film. I was required to see this in 10th grade Spanish. Boy, was I unappreciative! I am glad IA put this up and many thanks to the uploader. I really appreciate this film now at an older age.
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January 17, 2009 Subject:
A Masterpiece of Directing, Acting, and Synergy.
This one really is great. It's evocative and superb, very few films made in recent times can do what great acting and thoughtful direction did. There isn't a part here which doesn't have meaning or could have been left out, and not missed.
This should be required watching for all young minds to allow them to develop feelings and retrospection, and old minds to remind them of values and imagination.
January 15, 2009 Subject:
Another Masterpiece by G.W. Pabst
This is very great. I think it economically captures some of the mood and essence of Don Quixote. Pabst has directed other fine things, like The Joyless Street, The Three Penny Opera, The Mistress of Atlantis, and Pandora's Box, (if only they were here). We get to see one of the last century's greatest singing actors, who doesn't disappoint. I suspect the film is influenced by the climate of the early 30s, with the rise of fascism. The burning of Don Quixote's books probably alludes to what the Nazi's were doing, to what pigs like them are doing today, what the enemies of imagination and truth have always done. I don't know why it's such a recommendation to say that a work is timely. This work is that, too.